|MAKE SURE TO SAVE THIS DATE!—PIANO DINNER PARTY, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, AT 6:00 PM—WITH SPECIAL GUEST STAR, JOANNE CASSIDY! That’s right, we’ll be blessed to have the mighty pipes of popular vocalist Joanne Cassidy join our own fantastic Nancy Rogers as we gather for a benefit dinner party to help pay off the new piano in the church. Only a certain number of tickets will be sold—so buy your tickets today!
PLEASE BRING YOUR CANS TO CHURCH! It’s time to help out our island friends and neighbors who are going through some tough times. Please try to remember to bring something with you when you come to church—non-perishable items that haven’t expired. NEXT WEEK we’d love it if you could bring in peanut butter and jelly, or cereal. Please place your blessings in the humongous Island Food Pantry box in the Parish Hall—and thanks for your caring heart!
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING COOL TO DO FOR LENT? STARTS MARCH 19: EMBRACING AN ADULT FAITH is the title of our new Adult Book study, by Marcus Borg. ALL ADULTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! This 5- part series boasts a brief, 20-minute video session, and involves participation and sharing afterward. We’ll be taking up the following topics on the following dates, all Thursdays at 2:00 pm: March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, and April 16. PLEASE sign up today on the list in the Parish Hall—you’ll be SO glad you did!
QUESTIONS ABOUT ISLAM AND VIOLENCE? Father Chip recently came across a good article that sets out a balanced way to look at the topic of whether the Islamic faith is inherently violent. Feel free to grab a copy of the article (on the back table in the church or in the Parish Hall) and get up to speed on this important issue.
A GREAT ARTICLE we’ve also copied and left out for your perusal is of a New York Times interview with the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, concerning poverty, the state of the Church of England and the Episcopal Church USA, and other topics. Check it out!
OUR MISSION IN EL SALVADOR continues—and you can be a part of it! We are currently taking names of people who may be interested to go on our next scheduled mission trip to El Maizal, October 18—October 26, 2015. FOREIGN MISSION TRIPS, AND THE RELATIONSHIPS THEY ENGENDER, ARE TRANSFORMATIVE! Please see Father Chip with any questions, or to just go ahead and do it!
DID I HEAR POTLUCK DINNER? Our last two Lenten Potluck Dinners are Sunday, March 8, and then again on Sunday, March 22, both at 5:30 pm. GREAT FOOD, GREAT CONVERSATION, GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT CHURCH! Come be with us!
WE’VE GOT TWO TYPES OF LENTEN DAILY MEDITATION BOOKLETS for you to take and enjoy on your daily journey through Lent. Feel free to take one or both! anything you can contribute to defray our costs would be most appreciated—there’s a box in the Parish Hall.
MOBILIZING THE CHURCH: FROM DREAMING TO DOING is the name of the Diocesan Spring Learning Event 2015, which will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Christ Church in Needham. Through workshops and panel presentations, the program looks at the intersection of following Jesus and social justice through some of the core practices at the heart of community organizing. Interested to attend? See Father Chip!
Mission to El Maizal 2014 Hit this link and visit YouTube for a wonderful slide show of the Mission Group’s visit to El Maizal, El Salvador, this past June!!
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Church Office Hours:
Heather Anne Slayton, Tuesday—Friday, 9:00 am—3:00 pm.
Father Chip Seadale: Monday 9—11 am and Wednesday 2—4 pm (and available by appointment).
Please note that Heather Anne is not in the office Saturday through Monday, and Father Chip is not in the office Friday and Saturday.
Father Chip can always be reached in emergencies on his cell at 774-563-9716.
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“The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.”
Wardens: Bonnie Deitz and Chris White
Treasurer: Wesley Brown
Parish Clerk: Sandra Mott
Members at Large:
Claudia Metell, Pam Monterosso, Caroline Evans, Susan Weibel and Barbara Shriber